There are hundreds of fat loss diets out there and some of them work for certain people, but at the same time they don’t work for most people. Instead of spending months or even years trying all sorts of diets that don’t work, follow these 5 tips in order to find the right one for you and most important of all, one that will give you results!
The 5 characteristics of a good diet are:
1. It Doesn’t Restrict Fat Consumption
Many years ago it was thought that you get fat by consuming fat. But scientists had proven that it is only a myth, and that carbohydrates are the main cause of fat gain. Healthy fats are essential for your body and some of them even support fat loss.
So you definitely need to include them in your diet (in moderation). Great sources of healthy fats are: olive oil, unsalted nuts & seeds (walnuts, cashew, peanuts, flax seeds, chia seeds etc.), avocados, peanut butter, whole eggs, salmon and other types of fatty fish.
2. It Has Sufficient Daily Calories
Cutting calories is the main idea behind weight loss, but doing it too drastically will actually make things worse! Your body will get into starvation mode, it will slow down your metabolism and will hang on to the fat that you actually want to lose. Not to mention that you will feel hungry and weak all the time, which usually results in binge eating.
The number of calories you need to eat on a daily basis depends on many factors such as your age, height, weight and activity level...but if a diet suggests less than 1,000 calories a day, it may not be a good solution on the long term!
3. It Stabilizes Your Blood Sugar